Comparative Government and Politics

An Introduction
Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,John McCormick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137528389
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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This is a thoroughly revised and updated tenth edition of the classic text in the field of comparative politics. Now co-authored by John McCormick, this comprehensive and lively text continues to introduce students to the key concepts, approaches and arguments that will enable them to successfully compare the fundamentals, structures and processes of political systems across the globe. Taking full account of the institutions of government and the different political cultures that both influence and are impacted by political developments, the authors offer detailed analysis of democracies and authoritarian regimes. This edition includes a much wider range of international case studies, particularly expanded to include more from Latin America and Africa and to reflect the emerging powers on the world stage. The book is also newly supported by a variety of carefully designed supporting features: • Spotlights on individual countries offer profiles of the different types of political systems around the world • Chapter Previews, Overviews, Key Arguments, Discussion Questions and Further Reading help consolidate knowledge • New Focus boxes give more insight into important issues discussed in the text • Key Concepts are defined throughout the text in a concise and easily digestible style. This renowned text is the essential, and accessible, introduction to the study of comparative politics for students of political science everywhere.

Political Science

A Comparative Introduction
Author: Rod Hague,Martin Harrop,John McCormick
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137601248
Category: Political Science
Page: 392
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Long established as the leading text in the field, the new edition has been comprehensively updated and rewritten. Accessible, student-friendly and truly international in its coverage, this edition includes more on authoritarian states as well as a much wider variety of country studies more generally.

Governance and Politics of China


Author: Tony Saich
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 140390099X
Category: Political Science
Page: 384
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Over the last 20 years of the 20th century, change in China has been breathtaking. Reform has affected every facet of life and has left no policy and institution untouched. How did China move from being one of the most isolated nations to being a major international player? Written by a leading academic authority who has also lived and worked in China, this text provides a thorough introduction to these changes and to all aspects of politics and governance in post-Mao China.

European Politics


Author: Bale Tim
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137581379
Category: Comparative government
Page: N.A
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Barron's AP Comparative Government & Politics


Author: Jeff Davis
Publisher: Barrons Educational Series
ISBN: 9781438006154
Category: Study Aids
Page: 312
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Here’s everything you need to review, simplify, and understand the most important concepts in AP Comparative Government and Politics. This must-have guide focuses on an in-depth study of the governments of six nations: Britain, Russia, China, Mexico, Iran, and Nigeria. Topics of study, test practice, and review information include: Introduction to Comparative Politics Sovereignty, Authority, and Power Political Institutions Citizens, Society, and the State Political and Economic Change Public Policy One diagnostic test Two practice tests All questions thoroughly answered and explained The first six chapters address general concepts with illustrations about specific countries. The final six chapters address each of the six countries individually and are organized by the six topics of study as headings within each chapter, making it easier for test takers to find the information they need to prepare and succeed on this Advanced Placement test.

The Study of Comparative Government and Politics (Routledge Library Editions:Political Science Volume 10)


Author: Gunnar Heckscher
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135027188
Category: Political Science
Page: 172
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Originally published in 1957, the first part of the book discusses the general problems of approach, classification, typology and terminology, and examines ancillary fields of study and the methods of teaching comparative government. Part Two is concerned with studies of particular areas, democratic control of foreign policy, political parties, contemporary revolutionary movements, parliamentary procedures, electoral systems and elections, and nationalized industries.

Governance and Politics of the Netherlands


Author: Rudy B. Andeweg,Galen A. Irwin
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137439424
Category: Political Science
Page: 348
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The fourth edition of this leading text provides again a clear and comprehensive account of politics in the Netherlands. It has been revised and updated throughout to provide full coverage of recent developments and events - and, in particular, examines the challenges to the distinctively Dutch quest for consensus.

5 Steps to a 5: AP Comparative Government


Author: Suzanne Bailey,Glenn Hastedt
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 1260020037
Category: Study Aids
Page: 304
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The newest addition to the popular test prep series that has prepared millions of students for AP exams in every subject AP Comparative Government and Politics is a fast-growing Advanced Placement test. This new addition to the popular test prep series covers the current course syllabus and will help you build the skills, knowledge, and test-taking confidence you need to reach your full potential. 5 Steps to a 5: AP Comparative Government & Politics includes three practice tests reflecting the actual exam, detailed answers to each question, study tips, information on how the exam is scored, and more. Score-Raising Features Include: •3 full-length practice exams •Hundreds of practice exercises with thorough answer explanations •Comprehensive overview of the AP Comparative Government exam format •Authentic practice questions that reflect both multiple-choice and free-response question types, just like the ones you will see on test day, along with detailed answer explanations and sample responses •Addresses all topics at the depth and in the style required for the AP Comparative Government exam •Proven strategies specific to each section of the test

Political Institutions

Democracy and Social Choice
Author: Josep M. Colomer
Publisher: OUP Oxford
ISBN: 0191529257
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
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The role of institutions is to establish the domains of public activity and the rules to select leaders. Democratic regimes organize in simple institutional frameworks to foster the concentration of power and alternative successive absolute winners and losers. They favour political satisfaction of relatively small groups, as well as policy instability. In contrast, pluralistic institutions produce multiple winners, including multiparty co-operation and agreements. They favour stable, moderate, and consensual policies that can satisfy large groups' interests on a great number of issues. The more complex the political institutions, the more stable and socially efficient the outcome will be. This book develops an extensive analysis of this relationship. It explores concepts, questions and insights based on social choice theory, while empirical focus is cast on more than 40 democratic countries and a few international organizations from late medieval times to the present. The book argues that pluralistic democratic institutions are judged to be better than simple formula of their higher capacity of producing socially satisfactory results.

The Government and Politics of India


Author: N.A
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1349241008
Category:
Page: 416
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COMPARATIVE POLITICS AND GOVERNMENT


Author: S. A. PALEKAR
Publisher: PHI Learning Pvt. Ltd.
ISBN: 8120333357
Category: Political Science
Page: 332
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Considerable changes are taking place today in the structure and working of governments all over the world. This, in turn, has necessitated a change in the approach to the study of government and politics. This well-organized and systematic study takes into account these developments and shift in approach in the field of comparative government and politics. As the empirical study of political processes, structures and functions forms a major part of comparative political studies, the author examines them in detail. He also analyzes the many variables that are heterogeneous in nature. The book analyzes in tandem comparative government—which involves the study of different political systems with their institutions and functions—and comparative politics, which covers comparative governments and non-state politics. The latter also studies rule making, rule implementing and rule adjudicating. Since different political systems are governed by the constitutions of the nations concerned, the book deals in detail with the constitutions of these countries. While the text gives a comprehensive coverage of constitutions of democracies such as UK, USA, France, Switzerland and Japan, it also deals with the constitutions of authoritarian States like Russia and China. This text should be of great value to undergraduate and postgraduate students of political science as well as aspirants of civil services.

Comparative Politics and Government of the Baltic States

Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania in the 21st Century
Author: D. Auers
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 1137369973
Category: Political Science
Page: 269
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This book traces the development of the political institutions, electoral systems, parties, civil society, economic and social policies and foreign affairs of the three Baltic states of Estonia, Latvia and Lithuania over the last quarter century.

Comparative Governments and Politics

Including Case Studies of Britain, Brazil, Nigeria and China
Author: Chanchal Kumar
Publisher: N.A
ISBN: 9788177084078
Category: Political Science
Page: 266
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Comparative governments and politics is one of the most exciting and dynamic fields in political science. A comparative study of governments facilitates objective and rational judgement about political systems. Comparative politics seeks to study and understand different political systems analytically, systematically and relatively. It looks for patterns, regularities and systemic changes within and among them. Comparative politics concerns itself with a great variety of issues. These include the comparative study of institutions, interest groups, political culture/values and public policies in different countries. Comparative politics also studies the processes by which countries become developed, modern and democratic. This book is designed to provide insights into comparative governments and politics and related approaches for the study of the subject. More specifically, the book focuses on examining politics in a historical framework while engaging with various themes of comparative analysis in developed and developing countries.

Comparative Political Science


Author: Alan S. Zuckerman
Publisher: SAGE Publications Limited
ISBN: 9781412944878
Category: Political Science
Page: 1664
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The SAGE Library of Political Science collects together the articles that have been most influential in shaping the discipline. Each multi-volume set presents a collection of field-defining published works, both classical and contemporary, sourced from the foremost publications in the discipline by an internationally renowned editor or editorial team. They also include a full introduction, presenting a rationale for the selection and mapping out the past, present and likely future of each area. The series covers both the key approaches to studying the discipline and the primary sub-fields that form the focus of political scientists' work. The SAGE Library of Political Science will be an essential addition for university libraries throughout the world with an interest in Political Science. Comparative politics addresses the central questions of political science anywhere and everywhere: from ancient Greece to the contemporary world; from established democracies to totalitarian regimes; from small communities to capital cities; and from the international scale to the individual. Edited by one of the world's foremost political science scholars, this four-volume set provides researchers with a comprehensive overview of the numerous methods and applications of the comparative approach. Volume I: Research Schools and Modes of Explanation: Rational Choice Theory, Cultural Analysis, Structural Theory, and Methods: Quantitative and Qualitative Volume II: Macro-Politics: Regime Structure and Change. Volume III: Macro-Politics: Politics, Economics, and Society Volume IV: Political Choice and Behavior

Comparative Politics


Author: Judith Bara,Mark Pennington
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 1446204723
Category: Political Science
Page: 344
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'Bara and Pennington's edited volume successfully fills a huge void in the market for introductory textbooks to comparative politics which previously offered either descriptions of political processes and systems or overviews of the methodology of comparative analysis. By applying major political science theories to overviews of the core elements of political systems, the authors both enhance our understanding of these elements and provide readers an excellent introduction to comparative explanation' - Dr David Howarth, University of Edinburgh 'What is distinctive about this authoritative and comprehensive book on comparative politics is the way in which it is underpinned throughout by a theoretical analysis centred on a new institutionalist approach' - Professor Wyn Grant, University of Warwick 'Comparative Politics takes a fresh and original approach to the field... it examines the role of structures, rules and norms in regulating the individual and collective behaviour of political actors. Each chapter provides a critical bibliography and key questions which will be particularly useful for students approaching Comparative Politics for the first time. Altogether this is a comprehensive and useful read which I warmly recommend' - Ian Budge, Professor Emiritus Professor of Government, University of Essex 'This is a most useful book. Teachers of comparative politics often scramble around, with out-of-date textbooks and photocopies of more or less compatible articles. Here is a new book that gives an up-to-date, comprehensive and systematic introduction to the major strands of institutional thought and applies these to the major institutions, processes and policy areas. It will be a great help for many of us, academics and students alike' - Peter Kurrild-Klitgaard, Professor of Comparative Politics, University of Copenhagen This book provides a distinctive new introduction to the study of comparative politics at undergraduate level. Rich in case study material and global in coverage, Comparative Politics sets out the basic theoretical and methodological foundations for studying different political systems as well as the key structures and actors of which they are comprised. Part One explores the nature of comparative methodology and introduces students to the major theoretical paradigms that seek to explain the operation of institutions in democratic states and facilitate comparison across different political systems. Part Two examines the institutional structures of the modern state, outlining the key features such as the electoral systems and territorial and functional divisions of government across a range of modern states. Part Three analyzes the role of key actors, such as voters and parties, interest groups and social movements, the bureaucracy and the judiciary. This book will be an essential primer for students on first-year courses in comparative government and politics as well as introductory courses in political science concepts and methods. Judith Bara is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London and Research Fellow in Government, University of Essex. David S. Bell is Professor of French Government and Politics and Head of Social Studies and Law at the University of Leeds. Jocelyn Evans is Reader in Politics at the European Studies Research Institute, University of Salford. Catherine Needham is Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Brendan O'Duffy is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. Mark Pennington is Senior Lecturer in Politics at Queen Mary, University of London. David Robertson is Professor of Politics, University of Oxford and Vice Principal, St Hugh's College, Oxford.

Comparative Politics of Southeast Asia

An Introduction to Governments and Political Regimes
Author: Aurel Croissant,Philip Lorenz
Publisher: Springer
ISBN: 3319681826
Category: Political Science
Page: 442
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This textbook provides a comprehensive introduction to the political systems of all ASEAN countries and Timor-Leste from a comparative perspective. It investigates the political institutions, actors and processes in eleven states, covering democracies as well as autocratic regimes. Each country study includes an analysis of the current system of governance, the party and electoral system, and an assessment of the state, its legal system and administrative bodies. Students of political science and regional studies will also learn about processes of democratic transition and autocratic persistence, as well as how civil society and the media influence the political culture in each country.

The Politics of Belgium

Governing a Divided Society
Author: Kris Deschouwer
Publisher: Macmillan International Higher Education
ISBN: 1137030259
Category: Political Science
Page: 296
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Belgium set a new world record in 2011 for the time needed to form a government, taking no less than 541 days to bring together a new federal coalition. Governing a divided society like Belgium is never easy, demanding appropriate institutions and advanced political skills. In this fully revised and updated text, Kris Deschouwer gives an even-handed and analytically sophisticated account of contemporary Belgium politics. He explains the background to the territorial divide between a Dutch-speaking north and a French-speaking south that has shaped the political system and has led Belgium's polarized communities to contemplate divorce after decades of search for institutional responses to internal conflict. Deschouwer sets out the institutional arrangements of what has been called the most thorough example of a consociational democracy, and shows how this form of democratic government, along with Belgium's particular federal system has provided a basis – most of the time – to govern a deeply divided country. Fully updated to cover the latest developments, including the 2011 agreement on new constitutional reform, this leading text provides a comprehensive picture of Belgian politics which helps answer the question of whether Belgium – and indeed other divided societies – can be governed in a legitimate democratic manner.

The American Anomaly

U.S. Politics and Government in Comparative Perspective
Author: Raymond A. Smith
Publisher: Routledge
ISBN: 1135079110
Category: Political Science
Page: 264
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Seymour Martin Lipset pronounced over a decade ago, "Someone who knows only one country knows no country." It is well established that students learn the intricacies of American politics better when they are presented in a comparative context. In today’s globalized society and workforce, it is all the more important for students to understand that the American political system is in many ways the exception and not the rule. Introductory textbooks on American government, however, rarely emphasize in sufficient depth how the United States compares to other political systems. And introductions to comparative politics infrequently situate the United States in their analysis. The American Anomaly systematically analyzes the U.S. political system by way of comparison with other countries, especially other industrialized democracies. It is organized into four sections, respectively covering the constitutional order, governmental institutions, political participation, and public policy. Extended case studies in each chapter draw on all the major regions of the world. Thoroughly revised throughout, the third edition includes: Updates throughout to reflect recent developments, including battles for control of Congress and the White House in 2010 and 2012, the challenges and successes of the Obama presidency, and political developments including the rise of the Tea Party and Occupy Wall Street. The addition of a ready-reference glossary defining key terms, along with a key terms list at the end of each chapter. Updates to examples from other countries, such as changes to the European Union in light of the Eurozone crisis, the weakening of the Mexican state due to surges in drug-related crime, and the growth of China’s global role. A substantive update to the domestic policy and foreign policy chapters. A significant update on online/web-based activism, with particular regard to the expanding role of social media. New tables and charts in each chapter. A companion website also offers overview slides, links, and other supporting features.

The Best Test Preparation for the AP U. S. and Comparative Government and Politics Exams


Author: Keith Mitchell
Publisher: Palabra
ISBN: 9780738600468
Category: Political Science
Page: 484
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